The Non-Skinny-Jean Trend the Chicest People Will Wear in the 2020s

While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there is a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared denim but also a recent favorite in the fashion-and-celeb world: full-length denim. This cut has a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. You may remember Hailey Bieber’s ensemble featuring the Khaite full-length jeans.

Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight-leg jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim style that will add a fashion-forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heeled strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. To highlight this must-try denim trend further, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing full-length jeans now and how they turned up on the runways. Keep scrolling for more and to shop a few pairs as well.

On the street:

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Style Tip: Tucking a cardigan into full-length jeans like Hailey Bieber did feels so right-now.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a denim jacket over a white tank top with jeans and black ankle boots

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Style Tip: Embrace the modern yet classic vibe with denim on denim and a white cropped tee.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a black leather moto jacket with a band t-shirt, jeans, and pointed pumps

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Style Tip: A pair of pointed stilettos feels unexpected with light-wash jeans, a graphic tee, and a moto jacket.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a gray coat over a white t-shirt with jeans and black ankle boots

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Style Tip: Chunky black boots bring a cool spin to Katie Holmes’s denim-and-overcoat outfit here.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a gray blazer over a black turtleneck with jeans and black ankle boots

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Style Tip: Bring instant polish to light-wash jeans with an elegant blazer and sleek turtleneck.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a brown cropped blazer over a white button-down shirt with jeans and strappy sandals

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Style Tip: Try strappy sandals with full-length jeans mixed with a cropped jacket and a blouse come spring.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a white jacket over a white top with jeans and white ankle boots

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Style Tip: While this denim look would work for your off-duty life, it could also fit into your casual 9-to-5 life with a sophisticated jacket and white booties.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a denim shirt over a gray sweatshirt with jeans and sneakers

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Style Tip: Denim on denim is always chic—especially with retro sneakers.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a white t-shirt with jeans and pink pointed pumps and a pink cardigan

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Style Tip: Colorful shoes will pop flawlessly against light-wash jeans.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a trench coat over a denim jacket and white t-shirt with jeans and ankle boots

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Style Tip: Go for the layered look with light-wash jeans, a coordinating denim jacket, and a trench coat.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a woman wearing a moto jacket over a white button-down shirt with jeans and ankle boots

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Style Tip: Into slightly darker jeans? Try a full-length style with a leather jacket and black boots for a cool vibe.

On the runway:

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a model wearing a green blazer over a striped button-down shirt with jeans and sneakers

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Celine showcased a range of full-length denim, including this slightly flared silhouette.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a model wearing a creme sweater over a button-down shirt with jeans and heels

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Distressed jeans brought an extra amount of edge to this preppy look at Brandon Maxwell’s show.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a model wearing a navy coat over a white sweater with straight jeans and cowboy boots

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Slightly baggier full-length jeans felt so of-the-moment incorporated into this sophisticated look at Michael Kors.

a photo showing how to style straight-leg jeans with a model wearing a button-down shirt under a pink blazer with straight jeans and platforms

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There are so many things right about this look at Paul & Joe, including the socks and sandals, modern blazer, and full-length jeans.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.